Reviewed: “Against the Country” by Ben Metcalf
I started this book twice. I gave up on this book twice. The third time will not be the charm because there will not be a third time. Ben Metcalf’s “Against the Country” is just not for me. It’s rambling, wordy, often overblown descriptions of every detail of the narrator’s life and the world around… Continue reading
An English diarist and naval administrator. I served as administrator of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament. I had no maritime experience, but I rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, diligence, and my talent for administration.